Dyer: Focus is on job ahead
10th April 2014
Nathan Dyer insists the focus at Swansea City is inside the camp as the club look to remain outside of the Barclays Premier League dropzone.
Following last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Hull City, the Swans sit six points above third-bottom Fulham with five matches remaining.
Chelsea are next up for Garry Monk's side, with the Blues hoping to continue their charge for the title.
The Swans, however, know victory on Sunday at the Liberty (4.07pm kick off) would edge them closer to safety.
And while results elsewhere on Saturday could provide yet more twists and turns in the race for survival, Dyer revealed the Swans camp remains solely focused on their own destiny.
"It's tight in the table around us, but we must concentrate on ourselves. It's in our hands so we must take our opportunity," said the winger.
"Of course, you do have a look to see how the other teams have got on, but we don't get too high or low with those outcomes.
"We know what we have to do in the remaining five games. We have to keep plugging away and battling for everything.
"We don't look at it as though we are doing enough to finish 17th. We want to get as many points as possible to finish as high up the table as we can."
He added: "There are teams trying to win the league and there are teams fighting to survive in the division, so everyone is at their best in every game.
"The next match will be difficult against Chelsea, but as a team we must make it hard for them to create chances. They are playing for the league and we're playing to stay up.
"But the best thing for us is that everyone is now back fit and that's great for the manager as he has a full squad to choose from.
"We are all pushing each other on in training. Every squad member has to do their bit whether they have been in or out of the squad, and that attitude has been evident on the training ground."